Thursday, December 27, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Highlights

It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?

List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?

I was going to do this anyway, since it's and end of the year tradition with me!

Top Ten Books of 2007:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Papa Married a Mormon by John D. Fitzgerald
Zorro by Isabel Allende
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (even though it’s a re-read!)

Honorable Mentions

The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Favorite YA Books (not counting the ones already in the main Top Ten List!)

Kiri Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney


  1. I read THE FORSYTE SAGA this year and had a hard time getting through it. I felt it was just too long, and I couldn't really connect with any of the characters. And I think I'm the only person who didn't like THE THIRTEENTH TALE. But I loved THE BOOK THIEF and THE MEMOIRS OF CLEOPATRA. Like they say, it's a vanilla/chocolate thing!

  2. It is funny how we are all different! I got totally wrapped up with the Forsyte characters! In fact, I went on to read A Modern Comedy.. which I also really enjoyed, but not enough to add it to the Top Ten. I'm still debating reading the last huge book The Final Chapter because it's about totally different characters, so.. I don't know....

  3. Wow, another vote for The Book Thief. I see a trend here.

  4. Interesting list. From your top ten, I've read Angle of Repose and Zorro in previous years. Happy BTT.

  5. I read the Forsyte Saga a while ago, I remember enjoying it



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